“I’m proud Rocketman is the first major studio film with a gay love sex scene in it. If I’d left it out, I’d have felt I was cheating people.
I’m so glad it’s in there because I am a gay man and I didn’t want to airbrush it under the carpet. If they don’t like it, I understand, but it’s part of who I am. That night was a very, very important part.
When I grew up, my father told me if I masturbated I’d go blind. At 13 years of age, I started to have glasses and I went, ‘Oh my God! This is coming true!’
I was a virgin until then [age 23]. I was desperate to be loved and desperate to have a tactile relationship. When they tear their clothes off in the movie, that was how it happened.
It was in San Francisco–when he is lying in my arms and I’m sitting back with a smile I’m thinking, ‘Ah, I’m normal, I’ve had sex.'”Elton John speaking to The Mirror about the gay sex scenes in Rocketman.
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It can’t be the first can it? Or is it all the qualifications that make what he said true, major studio film. How bout I love you Phillip Morris
I think it might be but I’m not 100% certain. Though I can say that ILYPM doesn’t count. It was made by EuropaCorp and
Mad Chance Productions and distributed by LD Entertainment and Roadside Attractions. None of those are on the same level as Paramount Pictures.
Gary Q VV
I appreciate Elton’s candor and willingness to be assertive with Paramount. That’s what we use to call, “GAY POWER!!”. Boy, those days were filled with a hard fight for equal rights for which we are still fighting today. At least we’ve made a few major advances partly due to exposure of the gay community by people such as Elton. Thank you, Elton. But, everybody knows we still have an arduous battle with the world for our ultimate goal of total equality and freedom. By the way, I too was a virgin until my early 20’s, just as many others were virgins.
Thank you for the affirmations in your message. Seems many post with only a ‘tear-down’ in mind. We need every celebration in our music, art, movies, etc… of those who added to furthering gay awareness towards a better sense of our equality amongst our fellow humans. Sir John’s story will hopefully enlighten through this movie. It’s a movie, and however the process came about, let’s hope it’s a story well-told.
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